“AES+F”

Station Museum of Contemporary Art’s multimedia exhibit provides a new argument for a tired cliché

It may be a bit of a stretch to say video games such as Call of Duty and Halo inspire grade-school snipers, but they do feature nonstop violence, and the armed forces use them to train and recruit soldiers. The Station’s multimedia exhibition “AES+F” considers the link between video games and violence. Collaborative, -Moscow-based artists Tatiana Arzamasova, Lev Evzovich and Evgeny Svyatsky (AES) worked with photographer Vladimir Fridkes (+F) to transpose teens into scenes similar to those in popular video games. Three screens project posed battle scenes featuring kiddos, clad in camouflaged pants and white tank tops, fighting one another with swords, pipes and other weapons. The images force viewers to question the difference between physically engaging in battle and mentally doing so. What are the lasting effects of video games? Consider the question from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays. Station Museum of Contemporary Art, 1502 Alabama. Through February 29, 2008. For information, call 713-529-6900 or visit www.station-museum.com. Free.
Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Starts: Dec. 1. Continues through Feb. 29, 2007

 
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